| May 21, 2013
| 8:43 AM
This is the first of a two-part series updating women of all ages on the use of hormones.
It is a pleasure to be back putting pencil to paper with good news for women going through "the change."
A Global Consensus Statement, hot off the press in the...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 1:56 PM
RESEARCH OVERWHELMINGLY SHOWS THAT REGULAR EXERCISE LOWERS THE RISK FOR MANY DISEASES, ENHANCES THE FUNCTIONING OF VIRTUALLY EVERY PHYSIOLOGICAL SYSTEM IN THE HUMAN BODY AND IMPROVES PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING. UNFORTUNATELY, FEWER THAN 40 PERCENT OF...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 2:04 PM
Many women today are unaware of their risk for breast and ovarian cancer. One out of every eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer sometime during their lives. Almost 300,000 women each year are diagnosed with invasive and non-invasive breast...
| May 1, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Vitamin D is one of the most widely used supplements. Doctors have long recommended it along with calcium to help prevent bone fractures. However, recent studies have cast doubt on vitamin D’s benefits for healthy women. With sales of vitamin D at...
| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 2:30 AM
New studies suggest that you might be better off getting calcium from foods--dairy products, soy foods and green vegetables--instead of supplements.
For years we've been advised to consume ample calcium to protect our bones and combat osteoporosis. Not...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:03 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who eat diets high in fruit, certain vegetables, pasta and red wine are less likely to have hot flashes and night sweats during menopause, a new study from Australia suggests.
Researchers found that of about 6,000...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I'm concerned about my bone density because I was told I have osteopenia. Are all calcium supplements the same? Do you have other recommendations? — A.F., New York
Dear A.F.: Osteopenia, or lower-than-normal bone density, is...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:37 AM
It’s 6am. You woke up a few times throughout the night, so you don’t feel completely rested. As you slowly push yourself into an upright position, the ice cold air from the AC vent sweeps your skin but the heater might as well be on--you are...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 2:14 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who did a high-intensity aquatic workout for six months increased their strength and suffered fewer falls, in a new study that suggests bone- and muscle-building resistance can be achieved with the right kinds of water...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 10:35 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women taking a Chinese herbal formula experienced less than half the number of menopausal hot flashes they had before the treatment, according to a new study from Hong Kong.
Among women taking an herbal mix called Er-xian...